Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 277731
No internet with tulip driver and Davicom 21x4x NIC, use dmfe instead
Last modified: 2011-12-13 17:28:48 EST
Description of problem:
No Internet connection until I remove tulip driver and use dmfe instead
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 7 (220.127.116.11-41.fc7)
How reproducible: Every time I re-start
I have a Davicom 21x4x DEC-Tulip compatible 10/100 NIC
Geforce2 MX/MX 400
But it it apparently NOT really Tulip compatible
I learned the fix from SuSE and they fixed the way they pick NIC drivers.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a Davicon 21x4x DEC-Tulip compatible 10/100 NIC
2. Install Fedora Core 7 and try to get on the internet.
No internet connection until replacing the NIC driver
Recognize that this card is NOT Tulip compatible and assign dmfe instead,
so we one can get onto the internet straight away
Additional info: Sorry I forgot the SuSE Bug ID
Please post output of 'lspci' and 'lspci -n' to show the device ID.
Created attachment 189451 [details]
Output of "lspci" from computer of gvf0935
Output request by person assigned to this bug
Created attachment 189461 [details]
Output from command "lspci -n "
Requested by person assigned to this Bug
1282:9102 is supported by both tulip and dmfe, I guess it's HAL that decides
which one to load?
We should probably use dmfe for 1282:9100 as well if we don't already.
Do we have some way to prioritize module loading, or should we just remove
support for these cards from the tulip code?
This bug was filed under a different user account so wasn't showing up on my bug
list. I have fixed that. In any case, there's no priority module loading per se,
since whichever module first grabs the hardware will win (even if both are
loaded, which they will be if they both provide that modalias). The fix is going
to be to remove the offending aliases from the older driver.
Actually, this isn't a problem for module-init-tools. It's an upstream kernel
"bug"/feature request. Do you want me to post a patch to LKML?
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